Wednesday, September 15, 2010

minus the finishing touches...

the bathroom is fully functional now! i am so proud of my sweet husband for getting so much done in the last several months. we still have hooks and towel racks to hang and some shelves to build, but for now we will focus on the old bathroom where the new baby will live when it makes its arrival sometime in the next month.

so i don't have any great pictures of the laundry room before we started anything, but here it is after the floor was pulled up and some of the wall torn down for wiring and plumbing:




toilet and washer/drier to the left as you walk in. i am loving having a front-loading washer by the way...we had to do it for space and i'm so thankful! this is a good view of my dad and adam's tiling work on the floor too. and i should note that the whole room was incredibly crooked (you, know old houses tend to settle crooked) so adam built up the floor about 6-8 inches first.

sink just as you walk in...we did buy a basic pedestal sink because the old one was a huge vanity that would not fit into the space, but the mirror and light and sink fixtures are from the old bathroom. the rug was on clearance:)

it is so hard to do adam's amazing tiling job on the tub (to the right as you walk in) justice with the camera because it is so white and shiny, but you can see it was very labor-intensive...over 500 subway tiles. he built some shelves in the 8 inches or so of space to the left of the tub and will build more above the tub later on. storage space is kind of valuable in here.

i love this shower-curtain from target and it is pretty much the only decorating bit for now. everything else is straight up functional.

5 comments:

City Grace said...

Love It Love IT Love IT!!! It's so beautiful!
And I may have to copy your shower curtain one day ;-)...

The Berls said...

Love it!!!

Karen and Russ Ayers said...

looks so good! really impressed with the tiling work!!

Brooke said...

YEAH! Looks so good. It was great talking the other night. Hope to catch up again soon.

Kelly said...

Ellen, don't know how I missed this post. I love the shower curtain and the rug, and the tile and sink / mirror look so beautiful. What a nice, tight bathroom. It must feel so luxurious to shower. Can't wait to try it out. Can we see pictures of the little nursery-to-be?